Gun-for-hire group leader shot dead in clash with cops

SAN FABIAN—A notorious gun-for hire and a top drug dealer in Pangasinan and Region 1 was neutralized when he was killed in an armed encounter with policemen in Barangay Longos Parac-parac, of this town early morning of December 26.

P/ Sr. Superintendent Wilson Lopez, Pangasinan provincial director, identified the suspect as Christian Narag Bandarlipe, a.k.a. “Biloy” and a resident of San Fabian.

Bandarlipe shot it out with joint operatives of the Pangasinan Police who were about to  serve a search warrant at his residence for violation of R.A. 10591 at about 3:40 a.m. that day.

Bandarlipe, tagged as the leader of the Malicdem group of gun-for-hire operating in the Fourth District and in other towns, was wounded in the firefight.

He was rushed to the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City where he was declared dead on arrival.

According to P/Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, police regional director, Bardarlipe was charged in court for the alleged slaying of Eduardo Ronquillo, Barangay Chairman of Bolo in San Jacinto; Mary Ann Aoanan, a seven-month pregnant mother of Barangay Bagong Pag-asa in  San Jacinto; and Kagawad Domingo Ramirez Jr. of Barangay Alacan in San Fabian.

Members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered one Cal. 45 pistol loaded with 4 bullets, one fired cartridge of Caliber 45, one jacket fragment and seven fired cartridges of Cal. 9 mm pistol.

Also recovered were two pieces of plastic sachet of suspected shabu, 13 empty plastic sachets, one aluminum foil, and two plastic sachets containing shabu.

 At the R1MC hospital personnel also recovered from Bandarlipe’s body sealed sachets of dried marijuana leaves. (Leonardo Micua/Nora Dominguez)

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